Zotero is a reference management tool that helps you collect, organize, cite and share your references. You can use Zotero to create citations in Word, OpenOffice and LibreOffice, and it can easily be used with LaTeX.
Zotero is available both as an online version and as a desktop program. The desktop version comes with browser connectors that makes it easy to import research from within your browser, and word processor plugins for inserting references and generating bibliographies.
UiO subscribes to Zotero Storage, so you get unlimited storage for PDF files and other attachments by registering your UiO email address with your Zotero account. If you plan to continue using your Zotero account even after you leave UiO, we recommend using a private e-mail address as your primary address and your UiO address (email@example.com) as secondary address, since the primary address is used for password recovery etc.
With Zotero you can quickly import references as you come across them. By clicking an icon next to the address bar in your browser, they are imported to your Zotero library. It also lets you import multiple references from search results pages in Oria or other search engines like Google Scholar and Web of Science.
When your references have been added to your library, you can sort them into different collections. You can also add notes or keywords to a reference. In addition to this, you can make groups for sharing references with others.
You can use your references in several ways. Zotero comes with add-ons for Word, OpenOffice and LibreOffice that makes it easy to use Zotero with these programs. If you use LaTeX and BibLaTeX, we recommend installing the Better BibTeX for Zotero add-on.
The University Library offers EndNote courses for staff and students at UiO and OUS.